Mississauga, Ontario -- The Woodbridge Group is now offering a new generation of products that contain material fromend-of-life tyres.
This approach, says Woodbridge, represents asignificant opportunity to provide a closed-loop recycled material foruse in certain automotive interior components.
Woodbridge already offers many innovative materials that offer automotive manufacturers improvements in performance, cost, weight and environmental stewardship, including GreenLite, BioFoam and RecycledFoam.
Now the company has announced efforts to develop a new family of automotive interior products that contain an alternative source of recycled materials, using ground rubber and other materials through its patented EcoStream technology.
"Woodbridge continues to pioneer new ways to offer improved levels of environmental performance, including the use of renewable and recycled materials that come from various sources. This effort to develop a family of automotive interior products that would contain ground rubber from used tyres complements our existing work in offering products with recycled polyols and polyols manufactured in part from renewable biomass sources, said Dr. Hamdy Khalil, global director of research and development, in Woodbridge's announcement.
"With this new generation of mechanically processed ground rubber technology, Woodbridge looks to offer the automotive industry a new and innovative approach, towards meeting environmental objectives while responding to market demand," Khalil added.